In Response to a recent survey question about the flavor of Gunnison:
A Quote, "For Life is the Greatest Adventure." Theodore Roosevelt.
Gunnison is a rare gem located in the center of Colorado. It has the largest reservoir in the state. It is rich in history with ranchers and educators setting the foundation for a community to grow in the High Rockies. I think education is paramount to a rich and thoughtful society. However, to place a focus on "University Town" for Gunnison is too limiting.
Gunnison is the "Gateway to Adventure."
Think of our downtown mural. Mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, climbing, fishing, camping, wildlife and wildflowers, etc. We have an adventure in each direction of the compass regardless of where we come from or where we are going.
To the North, Crested Butte with mountain biking, hiking, rafting, wildflowers, and skiing in the winter.
To the South, San Luis Valley with hot mineral springs, Sand Dunes, and a wildlife sanctuary for thousands of migrating birds.
To the East, Monarch Mountain with skiing, mountain biking, and access to the Front Range and Big City amenities.
To the West, Blue Mesa Reservoir with boating, fishing, camping, hiking, wildlife, and access to the Western Slope Canyonlands.
Locally, we have a beautiful small university, a first-class rodeo (the oldest in the state), an observatory for star gazing, miles of river for fishing, and rafting, and a small town with Mom & Pop shops and Chain stores to provide for a county of diverse people and occupations. Finally, a huge outdoor theater or mecca to unleash the artistic and adventurous alike.
Gunnison is a "Portal to Possibilities." An "Access to Adventure."
Adventure in work.
Adventure in play.
Adventure in education.
Adventure in exploration.